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    CPS Technician crunchierthanthou's Avatar
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    new IIHS interactive map for child restraint laws

    http://www.iihs.org/laws/ChildRestraint.aspx

    pretty cool

    there's also a seatbelt laws tab.

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    Re: new IIHS interactive map for child restraint laws

    That is cool! Some of their wording choice is sometimes confusing ("not permissible" under "adult belts" for some states, even ones with very lax child restraint laws, for example-- hard to figure out exactly what IS permissible there sometimes) and their color choice is... interesting, I'd be interested to know why they chose the colors that way. But mostly it's fun. And horrifying, in some cases.
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    Re: new IIHS interactive map for child restraint laws

    Thanks for this! I stopped linking to the older one because it was outdated for some states.

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    The green and light blue states make me..... upset.
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    Re: new IIHS interactive map for child restraint laws

    Holy Cow did you see the fine for Nevada? $500
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    Re: new IIHS interactive map for child restraint laws

    Quote Originally Posted by BABYGIRLLYNDSEY View Post
    Holy Cow did you see the fine for Nevada? $500
    I think that's not too horrible. It's pretty high, but at least it'll get your attention, YK? It's a lot better than $10, $20, or $25. That's just a slap on the wrist. You'd probably have to get closer to $100 for most people to really take notice -- and this is something they should take notice for.

    There was a conversation at my tech class during a break. I didn't catch all of it, but I believe what was said is that in one of the New England states there were stricter laws about transporting animals (esp. in the beds of pickups) than human children. They actually used that comparison to help push the better child restraint laws through.
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    Re: new IIHS interactive map for child restraint laws

    Quote Originally Posted by pixels99 View Post
    I think that's not too horrible. It's pretty high, but at least it'll get your attention, YK? It's a lot better than $10, $20, or $25. That's just a slap on the wrist. You'd probably have to get closer to $100 for most people to really take notice -- and this is something they should take notice for.

    There was a conversation at my tech class during a break. I didn't catch all of it, but I believe what was said is that in one of the New England states there were stricter laws about transporting animals (esp. in the beds of pickups) than human children. They actually used that comparison to help push the better child restraint laws through.

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    Re: new IIHS interactive map for child restraint laws

    Quote Originally Posted by BABYGIRLLYNDSEY View Post
    Holy Cow did you see the fine for Nevada? $500
    Maybe if other states had nice high fines parents would be more willing to at least follow the laws that are already in place.
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    Re: new IIHS interactive map for child restraint laws

    That's not all that accurate- here first time is a $50 fine, which is waved if you show up with an approved seat . You know the people I know who HAVE perfectly good seats but don't use them? Anyway, after that it's a $100 fine for additional violations. My cousin, when she didn't have her daughter restrained at all, got a real nice cop who took her in for an eons old warrant- told her that she wouldn't have been arrested had she not had her daughter bouncing around in the back seat.
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    Re: new IIHS interactive map for child restraint laws

    If the Texas booster law passes this session, it will change the fine from:
    An offense under this section is a misdemeanor punishable by a fine of not less than $100 or more than $200
    to:
    An offense under this section is a misdemeanor punishable by a fine of not more than $25

    Even with the reduced fine amount, I am still okay with that as at least the law will be written out so Texans will see the minimum they should be doing (regardless of if they do it).
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    Re: new IIHS interactive map for child restraint laws

    I like Oregon... their law is the only really good one... not perfect, since rearfacing should be higher... but the rest is better than all the other states.



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    Re: new IIHS interactive map for child restraint laws

    Minnesota is a "green" state -- once you have that magical 4th birthday, you can just use the seatbelt. We do have a new law that is working its way through the system. It passed the Senate. Nothing has happened in the house since March 12 -- its been making the committee rounds. I'm pretty sure the governor doesn't like the bill.

    You can go to Minnesota Legislature. The House Bill is HF0267 and the Senate Bill is SF0099.

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